Sunday, January 25, 2015

Spring Fling - Some Woolly Spring........

 I got all the little six inch 
blocks embroidered
and set into a cute little quilt...
 I adore it.....
At first the turquoise
&
I didn't see eye to eye...
 You know how much
I love pumpkins
&
fall colors, but....
you just can't
hang pumpkins all year long
&
in Idaho you really need
some bright colors
in January....
All I have left to do is
some cute applique pieces
on the left border
and its off to the quilter....
And this is next little project,
don't you just love it????
Have a wonderful week!
Elizabeth Ann
ps - the daughter came
and set me up on
Instragram last week,
look for 
Sunflower Patterns,
Toby and I will be waiting
for your visit....

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sunny Tuesday....

 Lots of beautiful threads
arrived yesterday!
The Gentle Art Simply Wool threads
are absolutely wonderful
to work with.
Hopefully these will last 
awhile....
 Guess what arrived today?
Sun, a whole day of sun...
We haven't seen a sign of 
Mr. Sun  
since we were in California....
I have sun in the front yard
and snow in the backyard......
 Got the first block
embroidered, of course,
I started with the bunny...

I had to include this picture,
see the sun?
Have a wonderful week,
hopefully if you were in the cold, freezing
part of the country it has warmed up 
for you!
Elizabeth Ann

Friday, January 9, 2015

Woolly Bunnies....

 I found the perfect 
wool for my little bunny
all I need is more thread,
you remember I'm sure
how I am always running out.....
&
I am ready to start
the embroidery....
BUT
 I went to the fabric 
store today to get some blue
yes blue fabric 
&
this is what I came home with....
Can you just imagine what
the wools are going to be???
This would be the 
perfect quilt to work on
today, cold and foggy here....
Been working on fixing up
my little office too.....
Have a wonderful weekend!
Elizabeth Ann

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Beautiful wools......

 Starting the new year
with some beautiful wools
is absolutely perfect.
It has taken me a few
days to get use
to working with 
these colors....
Autumn colors
&
Christmas colors 
are easy.....
Had to take a few 
trips to the quilt store 
to get the right fabrics....
I have the first row
ready for embroidery.
The center of the quilt will be
30 x 30,
with a nice wide border
for more embroidery.

I do need to tell you that 
I finally got to mailing out the patterns
for my giveaway in December.
Thank you all so much for your nice
comments about the new Christmas patterns!
Elizabeth Ann

Saturday, January 3, 2015

January......

Happy New Year to you!
It has been very cold here
but
thankfully the roads
are clear, 
just in case one has to go 
to the quilt shop....
I finally have a new little office,
and finally got 
through packing away
Christmas and cleaning so
I could sit down and draw some 
things floating around 
in my head....
This is the first new project
for this year,
I'm thinking it will be a small 
row quilt!
But you just never know
until its all done....
Have a wonderful weekend!
Elizabeth Ann

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Joy - Day 10.....


"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" is a popular Christmas song written in 1963 by Edward Pola and George Wyle. It was recorded and released that year by pop singer Andy Williams for his first Christmas album, The Andy Williams Christmas Album.
 George Wyle, born Bernard Weissman, was an American orchestra leader and composer best known for having written the theme song to 1960s television sitcom Gilligan's Island. He is also the grandfather of musician Adam Levy."
Well my dear friends,
another Christmas Eve is here....
I thank you all for your 
kind comments 
this year, on my blog
&
if you have visited my
new webpage, thank you.
(Its very Christmasy now).
Thank you for buying my patterns
and books....
Santa has left the North Pole
and is headed your way....
I hope you 
will have just the best
Christmas!
I got a brand new
desk yesterday
and now we are going
to dismantle the computer,
printers, and all the paperwork
and try to make me a little
office!
Merry Christmas
Jerry, Liz & Toby

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Joy - Day Nine......

" Robert L. May created Rudolph in 1939 as an assignment for Chicago based Montgomery Ward. The retailer had been buying and giving away coloring books for Christmas every year and it was decided that creating their own book would save money. May considered naming the reindeer "Rollo" and "Reginald" before deciding upon using the name "Rudolph".[4] In its first year of publication, 2.5 million copies of Rudolph's story were distributed by Montgomery Ward"
Been enjoying my XM radio just a wee bit too
much this season, sang all the way into 
town this morning and again 
this afternoon - love that radio!
 I know these aren't Christmas quilts but...
 they are magnificent!
"The American Folk Art Museum dramatically transformed the Park Avenue Armory’s historic 55,000-square-foot Wade Thompson Drill Hall with the installation of 650 red and white American quilts, all of which were on loan from the collection of Joanna S. Rose. It was the largest exhibition of quilts ever held in the city. As an extraordinary gift to the public, entry to this unprecedented event was free."
Would have so enjoyed seeing all these beautiful quilts!
When I went walking this afternoon,
I noticed its getting very 
quiet, all the neighbors are headed
out of town & its getting 
colder again....
Only one more day!
Are you ready for jolly old Saint Nick??
Have you been really really good this year??
Elizabeth Ann

Monday, December 22, 2014

Christmas Joy - Day Eight.....

I always wonder how these 
10 days before Christmas
just fly by when 10 days in August
just creep by...
Song for today is the 
lovely White Christmas
sung by Bing Crosby.
 "White Christmas," written by the formidable composer and lyricist Irving Berlin receives its world premiere on this day in 1941 on Bing Crosby's weekly NBC radio program, The Kraft Music Hall. It went on to become one of the most commercially successful singles of all time, and the top-selling single ever until being surpassed by Elton John's "Candle in the Wind 1997."
 Irving Berlin was a Russian Jewish
songwriter and didn't celebrate Christmas
but
Christmas day was very special to him.
This quilt isn't really 
a Christmas quilt but it is 
so very beautiful
&
it is all hand quilted.....You can find it at
&
while you are there 
you can see all her beautiful quilts! 
 A few Christmas 
pillows 
around my house,
sorry about those reindeer legs
hanging down in the picture....
Happy Christmas Monday 
to you all!
Elizabeth Ann